edrington joins the distilled spirits council

Distilled Spirits CouncilEdrington, the international premium spirits company, has become the 16th member of the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS).

Edrington’s portfolio of leading brands includes The Macallan, Brugal rum, The Famous Grouse, Cutty Sark, Highland Park and Snow Leopard vodka.

Headquartered in Scotland, Edrington is privately owned by a charitable trust, The Robertson Trust, which donated £15.3 million to charitable causes in 2012/13.

“We are very pleased to welcome Edrington and the CEO of Edrington Americas, Paul Ross, to the Board of the Distilled Spirits Council,” said DISCUS CEO Peter H. Cressy.

“Edrington has remarkable brands and a business model that is unique to the industry. It is committed to DISCUS’s values of social responsibility and responsible alcohol consumption, and we look forward to its participation in our deliberations.”

Paul Ross, CEO of Edrington Americas, said: “We are delighted to be joining the Distilled Spirits Council at a time when Edrington’s presence in the United States is expanding significantly. I look forward to working with the DISCUS Board and continuing to build on our shared commitment to social responsibility.”